Why Learning E-Commerce is Urgent for Everyone

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Why you need to invest in an e-commerce education...like now!

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but there's an increasingly emerging reality that many of today's jobs will no longer be relevant within a shorter period of time than most are aware of.  Either that or they don't want to admit it.  Either way, the world's economy is changing and if you don't plan for it, you may wake up one day and realize that the job you have is no longer necessary because it can be done cheaper and more efficiently by automation, aka, robots. If you haven't seen the video, "Humans need not apply", it explains what I mean in quite a bit more detail:

Depressed yet?

I was when I first started learning about all this stuff. I'm a software tester which means I don't even write any of the automation most companies want for better efficiency and productivity. My last job at Amazon had a team of SDETs (Software Development Engineer in Test) who's entire job function was to write automation that slowly replaced my need for being there. In real time. Seriously. I even had to work with the guys who were literally crafting my doom through code by offering insight in to what should and/or could be automated next. They told me that once everything was automated they'd have me doing something else but I didn't stick around to find out.

I've since begun my e-commerce education with the Digital Family Economy project, started an online FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) bookstore and set a serious trajectory change for the future of me and my family with serious, realistic goals. Yeah, I still work in the tech biz on Microsoft's Xbox team but it's a means to an end. I have no delusions of grandeur. I've seen enough to know that it's a smart investment to completely re-invent myself for an ever evolving digital age. E-commerce isn't just a new option among many for buying goods and services. It's going to quickly become extremely dominant in more ways, I'm sure, than most will fully comprehend. *Dun, Dun, Dun...*  Sorry.

So why is e-commerce going to save my bacon?

Let's take a look at a few Google searches I did this morning. Today is Sunday, July 2nd, 2017. The first search was "robots taking jobs" - the reason I show this is that the "Humans need not apply" video is from 2014 so in case you were skeptical about whether that's still a thing here's a whole page of VERY recent articles from a very basic search.  Keep in mind, these aren't fringe, conspiracy theory websites posting this stuff.  They're all about as mainstream as you can get:

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Now for my second Google search I said, "brick and mortar businesses closing trend". The point here is to illustrate why e-commerce is the answer we should ALL be looking at right now.: